WASHINGTON, DC – Subcommittee on Energy Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Subcommittee on Environment Chairman John Shimkus (R-IL) today issued the following statement after Kristine Svinicki was named Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
“We congratulate Commissioner Kristine Svinicki’s designation as the new Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The NRC plays a vital role in overseeing our nation’s fleet of commercial nuclear power plants, as well as many other uses of radioactive technology throughout our economy. We are confident Commissioner Svinicki will bring exceptional leadership to the organization,” said Upton and Shimkus. “We also appreciate the service of Chairman Stephen Burns during the two years of his tenure as NRC Chairman. Chairman Burns guided the ‘Project Aim 2020’ initiative to properly align the agency’s budget and staffing with the licensing and regulatory needs of NRC’s licensees. We look forward to continuing to work with him as a Commissioner to see his important initiative fully implemented.”